Peter Phipps is the Council’s Vice President of Federal Affairs. Peter joined the New England Council in September of 2010 after a 23-year career on Capitol Hill where most recently he was a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In this position he worked as minority staff point person on such bills as the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (Public Law 110-314); the “Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act” (Public Law 110-140); and the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act” (Public Law 110-189). Prior to his Committee experience, Peter served as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator John Sununu (R-NH) handling a variety of domestic issues, with an emphasis on all policy matters involving energy, environment, and transportation. Peter was also a speechwriter to U.S. Senator George Voinovich, and a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato. In Washington, Peter handles Energy/Environment, Financial Services, Transportation, Trade, and general Budget and Appropriations issues for the Council. Peter also serves as the lead staffer for the Council’s Energy & Environment and Transportation Committees.
Peter is a native of Goffstown, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Political Science and in International Relations. He resides In the Washington, D.C. suburb of Annandale, Virginia with his wife and three children.